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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 7.50

Start: 08/01/2021

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 15:00

Tuition (£): 300.00*

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

With this AAT qualification, you can build on your knowledge of accounting software packages from the Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software. You will learn practical skills, including using accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing a range of reports.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. 

Course Content

The Foundation Award in Accounting Software includes:

 

  • Setting up accounting software
  • Processing sales and purchase transactions
  • Performing bank and cash transactions
  • Performing period end routine tasks
  • Producing reports

 

How will I be assessed?

All assessments in this qualification:

  • are set and marked by AAT
  • are computer based 
  • are time limited

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (which can be discussed at interview).

AAT Fees = £48

Books = £20

Assessments = £70 per assessment

AAT Fee and the cost for first exams is included.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to one of our other AAT programmes.  Students completing the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software may wish to complete the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping alongside it as a complementary qualification. This will give them an understanding of both manual bookkeeping and the practical use of accounting software.

Careers

The Foundation Award in Accounting Software can lead to employment as a:

 

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator

 

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Anila Bara

Anila Bara

Derby College gets top marks from accounting student Anila

AAT level 3 student Anila Bara says she would recommend Derby College 100% – and not just for its accounting courses. Anila has been studying with the College since 2013, which is when she came to the UK from Albania.
 
She said:  “I didn’t speak English when I first moved to Derby so I enrolled at St James Centre, Derby College and did my level 2 English. I then went to Joseph Wright Centre to take maths GCSE. Once I had maths and English, I enrolled on the AAT level 2 course at the Roundhouse and I’m now completing level 3, so I’ve been learning at Derby College for seven years!”    
 
Despite having to study for her latest accounting exams during lockdown, Anila, who is 43, still manged to achieve a 100% pass mark in her management account costing exam.    
 
She added: “My tutors are great – always so helpful.  We’ve been learning online because of the pandemic and I’ve also been teaching my youngest daughter at home. She likes numbers too. I have three daughters – aged four, 16 and 20 and they’re all good at maths. I’d like to take the level 4 AAT course but I worry as a lot of it – about 40%, I think –  is written and I’m still not that confident with my English. I liked every part of my level 3 course but I’ve really enjoyed  learning about  VAT. It would be good to work as an accounts assistant one day.”    
 
Anila, who started a university course in Albania to be a primary school teacher, said she’s glad to be at the Roundhouse training for a new career in accounting.    
 
She said: “I’ve always loved maths and working with numbers. I’ve been passionate about them from a young age and have always loved going to school. You might say I used to be a geek girl!    
 
“I think Derby College is very  good – and not just for accounting courses but for everything.    
 
“All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!”  

All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!

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